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AN HOUR WITH THE WONG BROTHERS

Sitting in my usual spot in Kaylani Coffee Company on Pacific Coast Hwy, I was pondering what my interviewees would be like. All I knew about them was that they were twins, born and raised in San Clemente, and that they had made some money on a Super Bowl Commercial.

Searching online in preparation for the interview, I discovered an article written about them by a friend, and posted on the Cal State Fullerton website. It was interesting to say the least, and from the information gleaned there I knew I was in for a wild ride.

Suddenly the front door opened, and in walked two young men with broad smiles on extremely handsome faces. I knew immediately it was the Wong brothers, Paul and Pat. Shaking hands and ordering drinks, we sat down at one of the inside tables and the fun began.

More entertaining than Comedy Central on a Saturday night, the laughter was non-stop as the twins talked about their upbringing, the commercial, their present projects and their lives as filmmakers. My fingers flew taking notes, keeping up with the comedic banter. One joke after another, tumbled forth from one to the other. It was obvious in the exchange that there was a deep respect between the duo. And although they boast of mixed heritage, they give all the credit for their comedic, sometimes off-color humor (poking fun at the antics of people and society) to their Dutch ancestry.

I can’t remember a time when I spent an entire hour laughing … and as I wrote the article today I couldn’t contain my mirth. In fact every time I think about the brothers and the interview … I double over in laughter.

And while I have a love/hate relationship with my profession (hate the hard work involved in the process – but love the results), one of the things I love most about being a writer/editor, is meeting interesting people.

The article on the Wong brothers will be published in the San Clemente Journal (www.sanclementejournal.com) and available on the racks the 2nd week in May. You might want to check the story out and learn more about the brothers and what they are doing.

This foray with the Wong brothers made me remember that what “they” say is definitely true … laughter is, without a doubt, the very best medicine.

THE ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED!!!!!

The long-awaited article gleaned from my interview with the Wong Twins, Pat and Paul, is now on the newsstands in the May, June, July issue of the San Clemente Journal, pages 26, 27 . It can also be accessed online at  ww.sanclementejournal.com.

I have been keeping in touch with these two handsome, comedic filmmakers (pictured above at the Playmate of the Year Awards), and this is what Pat Wong has to say about their upcoming Surfer Jay project.

“The Surfer Jay production was crazy but we pulled it off, and the principal photography came out phenomenal! We are now in the post production phase, and will hopefully have it all done in the next few months. I’m going to put together a local screening of the pilot when it is all finished and ready for action, and I will let you know when that is all set up, it should be hilarious just from the outtake footage I’ve already seen.”

I am definitely in!  I wouldn’t miss it!!! And I will definitely keep all my faithful blog followers posted!

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These two are LEGENDS! Always brightens my day when I run into any of the brothers.

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